The Book of Mormon arrives in Vancouver with a pre-show lottery for $25 tickets. Photo: Broadway Across Canada.
The Book of Mormon arrives in Vancouver with a pre-show lottery for $25 tickets. Photo: Broadway Across Canada.

This ain’t no April Fool’s joke. The Book of Mormon arrives in Vancouver next week for a little evangelizing and will be making a limited number of $25 tickets available for each performance by lottery.

Entries for the ticket lottery will be accepted at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (next to the theatre at Hamilton and Georgia Strets) beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance. Each person will be required to print their name and the number of tickets (one or two) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each, cash only. Other restrictions apply.

Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical in 2011, The Book or Mormon is the musical satire of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naïve and optimistic, the two try to share the Book of Mormon, but find they are having trouble connecting with the locals, who are more worried about war, famine, poverty and AIDS than about religion.

Created by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, Parker and Stone are best known for creating the equally irreverent animated comedy South Park, and Lopez comes with a pedigree of his own as a co-composer/co-lyricist of the equally irreverent Avenue Q.

The Book of Mormon plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton St, Vancouver) April 7-12. Visit http://broadwayacrosscanada.ca for tickets and information.